Can palm enthusiasts conclude that similar cultivars such as Sabal Louisiana, S. Brazoria, S. Birmingham and possibly others love water, too? After all, S. Louisiana and S. Brazoria hail from the Bayou/Gulf Region, where water is abundant.
How about the water preferences of Sabal Tamaulipas?
Regarding the Dwarf Palmetto, the text “Hardy Palms for the Southeast” relates, “A bank of a creek or lake is an ideal situation”. And my go-to academicians Odenwald and Turner (Mississippi State U.) said, “Apparently the water table and soil moisture content have a major influence on plant size. Thrives in wet, swampy areas and grows to a large size under such conditions. Plants in lowlands are large and palmlike but are somewhat stunted in dry, open fields where they may not grow over two feet tall”.
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